Jane Rice accomplishes the transmutation of desire into fractal pink clouds and charcoal trees. Her language is both supple and acute. Like a paintbrush in the hands of a master watercolorist, she blends precision of detail with emotive and spiritual depth. Her work is in the best lyric tradition -- reminiscent of the Acmeists (Akhmatova & Mandelstam) and the ghazals of medieval Arab-Andalusia.
Jane Rice lives in San Francisco and is the author of Portrait Sitters (also available from Propolis Press), a painterly sequence of likenesses of Montparnasse artists during the inter-war period. “Like any excellent portraitist, she exposes her subjects’ emotional landscapes, but she also goes beyond the frame of the individual to evoke an entire time and place.”—Cole Swensen. Her recent work has appeared in qarrtsiluni, Diner, Barrow Street and RealPoetik.